120 measles cases have been registered in Uttar Pradesh. This indicates that the situation is serious. Many children were not vaccinated or did not know their vaccination status.
“This happened and it must not happen again. Our children are vulnerable… When it comes to haircuts, our pensioners can speak for themselves, but our children cannot speak for themselves and this should never happen again in our country.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says shortages of vaccines used for routine immunization of infants have led to the depreciation of the Ghana cedi.
Under the routine vaccination program, Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG), a vaccine for tuberculosis (TB); Oral Polio Vaccine 0 (OPV); Measles-Rubella; Meningitis and diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) are managed.
Vaccines against polio, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type B (DPT/Hep B/Hib 1) and six infectious diseases particularly dangerous to infants are also among those administered.
Lack of vaccinations has the potential to increase children’s vulnerability to the diseases that vaccines seek to protect them from.